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- Learning to code
- Software development
- Tech stacks
- Non profits
- Public Speaking
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Server programming, for example, can relate to both web and bare metal programming but most of what is taught is only with higher level languages like Python and JS in the Node.JS runtime environment.
Hello Quincy!! :) First of all my question is unrelated to programming. You do so many things ranging from doing development, learning new technologies to handing such a big organization and your family too. What is your typical day like? What is the secret of your time managerial skills :D How do you spend your free time(if there is some :P)?
What is your advice on starting some real work after finishing courses, let's say on FCC. Most of us are having troubles since we don't have experience in real projects like making a website for a client and transferring ownership. How to overcome that hurdle? Is there a community where we can volunteer to get some real experience?
Hi Quincy. Thank you a lot for your work on Freecodecamp and starting such a wonderful project.
I wanted to ask what is your opinion on this open source tool we are building to learn things in the most efficient way :
For example if a person wanted to learn web development, Freecodecamp would be the first link suggested as it is by far the best website to learn web development online. Of course web development is only one topic that you can learn, there are many others too.
Hey Quincy, First of all, thank you so much for giving all of us freecodecamp. A place where we all can learn to code for free by making real-world projects & help non-profits. ^_^
My first question: Quincy In my country(India) websites/web apps made by the government organizations perform really bad. How can I contribute to Improve them? There are many developers who want to help their country, so your thoughts and ideas will be helpful for us.
My second question: What all challenges you faced while building freecodecamp.org. How much time it took, why you decided to build a free coding platform, what all languages/tools you used and from where you learned them.
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Hi Quincy, Thanks for the AMA, I have three questions:
- like these days there are majority of web development or app development courses on vibrant frameworks and technologies and so the jobs but still what are other side of programming (or to be specific) areas which are quite serious and core part in development (other than apps and web development) and what skills does it requires?
- In a long road of development with experience of 8-10 years what is the nature of work or it differs from organisation to organisation or work to work?
- Sometimes despite of having knowledge of back-end and front-end it's the design part that makes very difficult to think and proceed and to build something , what's your suggestion for managing this designing problem? PS: sorry if I am not able to phrase my questions properly, and thanks for you time